Killing red dragons

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Killing red dragons
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Skills

Agility 30
Woodcutting 34
Ranged 70+ recommended
Defence 40+ recommended

Items

Protection against dragonfire (Anti-dragon shield recommended)
Good Ranged equipment
Amulet of glory
A few pieces of food
Some energy potions
An axe to chop through vines
875 coins to pay Saniboch

Quest
None
Other

Completion of the elite Karamja tasks (optional)
Construction 40 for player-owned house in Brimhaven (optional)

Results
ProfitExperience gained
138,380Ranged 22,400
Hitpoints 7,448
Inputs (3,500)Outputs (141,880)
3,500 × Coins 100.png Coins (3,500) Entrance fees40 × Dragon bones.png Dragon bones (54,720)40 × Red dragonhide.png Red dragonhide (87,160)

This guide assumes 40-45 kills per hour. Your profit per hour may vary depending on your speed. Access to the myths guild may improve profits closer to 1,000,000 per hour. Completing the elite Karamja Diary increases kills per hour up to 90.

Red dragons, found in the Brimhaven Dungeon, always drop dragon bones and red dragonhide (along with many other chance drops), which sell for 1,368 and 2,179 respectively. This makes each kill worth 3,547 coins. An axe is needed to pass through the dungeon. The entry fee to the dungeon is 875, unless you have paid the 1,000,000 gp for permanent access. Fire and Nature runes can be brought for High Alch if needed

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Each trip will last about 20 minutes including banking hides and bones and returning to the dungeon. The best method of banking is to teleport to Edgeville using an Amulet of glory, and return to the dungeon via teleporting to your player-owned house in Brimhaven (requires 40 Construction) via House tab. Otherwise, banking in Mor Ul Rek and running to the dungeon will be very tedious and long. Another method is by using Karamja gloves 3 to teleport to Shilo Village, banking, and returning via the cart to Brimhaven.

Those who've done the Elite diary can have access to a shortcut to the red dragons as well as noted red dragonhide.

90-100 kills per hour should be expected with a dragon hunter lance due to less banking time, with more being possible with max stats and gear. Around 55,000 combat experience per hour and 400,000 - 600,000 gp per hour can be expected if paying moderate attention.

Players who have completed Dragon Slayer II may prefer killing red dragons in the Myths' Guild basement, as they are much closer to a bank alongside ease of access with the mythical cape teleport.


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